For more than 30 years I was active for NLO. As a partner, I led a team comprising nine patent attorneys and trainees, most of whom specialise in telecommunications. Together, we assisted one of the most successful telecom giants to develop a strong and valuable European patent portfolio that generates licensing revenue and protects its R&D.
I received my patent attorney training from the Dutch “Octrooiraad” (the Dutch Patent Office) and have discovered that patent law suits me to a tee. I thrive on working on big, complex patent cases and am regularly involved in (preparations for) litigation between major players in the industry. I am also well versed in and enjoy conducting opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office.